Minor Program in Teaching
Teach@Mines, situated within University Honors and Scholars Programs, offers a minor in Teaching. This is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students to teach K-12 or at the college level and is designed to complement any Bachelor degree program at Mines. The coursework prepares students to teach using best-practices from mathematics, science, engineering, and computer science education research.
To obtain a Teaching Minor, students must take at least 18.0 credits related to teacher education. Four specific courses are required: 3 credits of Field Experience (SCED262), Educational Psychology (SCED333), Dynamic Teaching (SCED363) and Capstone Curriculum Design (SCED464). Additionally, students will choose two electives courses, one from each category listed below.
|K-12 FIELD EXPERIENCE AND BUILDING STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS|
|EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT|
|DYNAMIC TEACHING: MOTIVATION, CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, AND DIFFERENTIATION OF INSTRUCTION|
|CAPSTONE CURRICULUM DESIGN I|
|One of the following electives:||3.0|
|MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES AND THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF MATHEMATICS|
|SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES VS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND THE NATURE OF SCIENCE|
|One of the following:||3.0|
|PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY TEACHING TECHNIQUES|
|PRE-ALGEBRA AND ALGEBRA TEACHING TECHNIQUES|
|COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHING TECHNIQUES|
|Total Semester Hrs||18.0|